Week Seven of My #SummerofVintageKidLit – Dancing Shoes!
Last week we read Return to Gone-Away, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂
This week, we’re reading Noel Streatfeild’s Dancing Shoes, which is one of the most well-known books by the author of “Ballet Shoes.” It’s a fascinating read full of theater drama, family conflict, and a very satisfying and happy ending! I spoke in greater detail on this book in an earlier post, and this lovely story continues to be one of my all-time favorite novels.
Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:
Aunt Cora is determined to turn two orphans, perky Hilary and sullen Rachel, into members of her dance troupe. But Rachel wants to keep Hilary from being one of Wintle’s Little Wonders—is it selfishness or something else? Misunderstandings and a spoiled cousin come together for a tale full of high drama.
Recently Read: Patty Fairfield by Carolyn Wells, Cobblers’ Knob by Eleanore M. Jewett, The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton
Currently Reading: Noel Streatfeild’s Holiday Stories, Half Magic by Edward Eager, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall by Carolyn Keene